Injured Bailly to miss African Cup for Ivory Coast
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Ivory Coast defender Eric Bailly will miss the African Cup of Nations after damaging a medial ligament in his right knee playing for Manchester United.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — David De Gea made his latest mistake to cost Manchester United more points in its 1-1 draw against Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday.
Shaqiri double earns Liverpool 3-1 win over Man United
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Substitute Xherdan Shaqiri scored two goals from deflected shots to help Liverpool beat fierce rival Manchester United 3-1 and lift his team back atop the Premier League on Sunday.
Days after keeping Liverpool in the Champions League with a stunning late save against Napoli, Brazil goalkeeper Alisson Becker made a dreadful mistake that gifted United an equalizer through Jesse Lingard in the 33rd minute at Anfield.
Rashford double helps United beat Liverpool 2-1 in EPL
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Marcus Rashford scored twice in the first 24 minutes of his first start of 2018 before Manchester United held on for a 2-1 win over fierce rival Liverpool to strengthen its second place in the Premier League on Saturday.
In a typically frenetic match between England's two biggest teams historically, Liverpool failed to handle United's aggressive and direct start as two long balls forward resulted in goals from the 20-year-old Rashford in the 14th and 24th minutes.
Man United faces 3 months without defender Eric Bailly
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says Eric Bailly will be sidelined for up to three months after ankle surgery.
The center back has not played since the Nov. 5 trip to Chelsea in the Premier League after being injured while on international duty with the Ivory Coast.
Mourinho says Bailly "goes to surgery, the decision is made. I don't say (he's out) for the rest of the season but it's for the next two or three months."
Mourinho-Hughes friction as Man United’s perfect start ends
STOKE, England (AP) — Jose Mourinho took aim at Stoke's apparently defensive tactics after Manchester United's perfect start to the English Premier League ended in a 2-2 draw in the fourth round on Saturday.
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting became the first player to score against United this season when he netted twice for Stoke by capitalizing on errors by Eric Bailly and Phil Jones.
Free-scoring Man United already looks team to beat in EPL
Free-scoring, tight at the back, and confidence oozing through the side, Manchester United already might be the team to beat in the English Premier League.
United hasn't challenged for the title since winning its record-extending 20th championship in 2013, Alex Ferguson's last year in charge. But back-to-back 4-0 wins has sent a powerful early season message to its rivals.
Man United thrashes Swansea in 2nd straight 4-0 win
SWANSEA, Wales (AP) — Manchester United swept to its second straight 4-0 win to start the Premier League season by thrashing Swansea on Saturday, with Romelu Lukaku, Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial all scoring again for Jose Mourinho's side.
Center back Eric Bailly gave United the lead on the stroke of halftime with a close-range strike at a corner, and the visitors were comfortable in the second half before running amok in the final 10 minutes.
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA has suspended Manchester United defender Eric Bailly from the season-opening Super Cup game against Real Madrid and a Champions League group-stage game.
UEFA said Monday its disciplinary panel imposed a three-match ban for violent conduct on Bailly, who was sent off late in United's Europa League semifinal, second-leg game against Celta Vigo in May.
Bailly missed his team's 2-0 win over Ajax in the Europa League final when serving the first game of the ban.
SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — Sergio Romero showed Manchester United will be in safe hands in the Europa League final by saving an early penalty and producing many other great stops in a 0-0 draw at Southampton in the Premier League on Wednesday.
Filling in for the rested David de Gea, the Argentina goalkeeper tipped aside Manolo Gabbiadini's sixth-minute spot-kick that was awarded for a handball against Eric Bailly even though video replays the contact was outside the area.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — An injury crisis, coupled with an intense schedule, is eroding Manchester United's status as favorite to win the Europa League.
United, England's most decorated club, is the standout name on the list of semifinalists that also contains Celta Vigo, Lyon and Ajax.
MIDDLESBROUGH, England (AP) — A tunnel bust-up erupted after Manchester United's 3-1 win at Middlesbrough on Sunday that lifted Jose Mourinho's team out of sixth place in the Premier League for the first time in 19 weeks.
There was a heated on-field fracas involving Middlesbrough's Rudy Gestede and United's Eric Bailly in stoppage time and the dispute continued after the game, coming to a head in the tunnel.
Bailly and his teammate, Ashley Young, appeared most unhappy.